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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 16-Jun-2019, 06:31 PM (979) Thread Starter
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Stupid Question..maybe

So why does the final drive have a Hex nut at the fill hole and a Torx nut at the drain hole?
Has to be a logical reason right?
Or is my GSA different?

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So why does the final drive have a Hex nut at the fill hole and a Torx nut at the drain hole?
Has to be a logical reason right?
Or is my GSA different?
in the fine print on the German Motorrad site:

"Menschen aus Nevada zu rätseln"
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in the fine print on the German Motorrad site:

"Menschen aus Nevada zu rätseln"
Yeaaaaaaa I am puzzled.

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Bash plate has 3 different sizes

I need three different tools to take the bash plate of my 2010 to change the oil and filter.
Why the F do they do this?
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Some things will remain mysteries.

Every aftermarket item I have replaces the torx with hex, I kinda wish they'd supply torx rather that having to carry or use both.

I suspect bean counters are involved.

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i thought it was just mine...

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I need three different tools to take the bash plate of my 2010 to change the oil and filter.
Why the F do they do this?
feel bad now - some of the names
ive called the previous owner...
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Its all part of the AXIS of evil. German vehicles, Japanese vehicles and Italian vehicles. They are still pissed that they lost the war. This way they wear US citizens down with having to switch tools when doing simple shit to our over priced vehicles. It's all a conspiracy.

Carpal Tunnel will take down our Republic.

But the smart ones beat them at their game, changing out fasteners to fit one tool bag, you sneaky bastards. LOL
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